Definition of brawny:
sizeable, burly, hefty, tendinous, sinewy, knock-down, fibrous, tidy, mesomorphic, goodish, unchewable, healthy, respectable, goodly, powerful, strong, athletic, herculean, muscular, stringy, sizable.
- "The Two Destinies", Wilkie Collins.
Milly and Olly looked rather awestruck at the idea of a beating from John Backhouse, that great strong brawny farmer; and Milly, whispering something quickly to Aunt Emma, slipped out into the garden again.- "Milly and Olly", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
- "Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas", Lloyd Osbourne.